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Friday, 10 December 2010

Stephen King set to Shine once more

Stephen King hinted at a recent book singing that he was working on an idea for a sequel to his 1977 novel, The Shining. The story, King said, would follow a character from the original novel, Danny Torrance, now in his 40s, living in upstate New York, where he works as an orderly at a hospice and helps terminally ill patients pass away with the aid of some extraordinary powers.

King has been back on form in recent years and The Shining is a favourite novel among many of his fans so picking up on Danny Torrance in middle age is an enticing prospect. So come on Stevie get that book done.

6 comments:

Cullen Gallagher said...

I'm actually criminally under-read when it comes to King's work. What are your favorites?

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

The Shining, It, Misery, Pet Semetary, Carrie and The Shawshank Redemption take some beating.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

And I forgot The Stand - strange because this is my all time favourite. Callum try The Stand first and you will be hooked

Randy Johnson said...

All good recommendations. Let me add 'Salem's Lot, the first King I ever read.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Ahh yes Salem's Lot - yeah I liked that one a lot too.

Jerry House said...

Many years ago, King said he had thought about writing a sequel to Salem's Lot, focusing on what happened to the priest. That, too, would be an interesting read.

I would love for him to do a sequel to The Shining.